University of Wisconsin–Madison

Martin P. Paulus, MD

Scientific Director and President
Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Paulus Lab


Martin Paulus, MD, is the Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) in Tulsa, OK.  The institute focuses on using neuroscience approaches to develop better assessments for diagnosis or prognosis of mental health problems and to develop neuroscience based novel interventions. Dr. Paulus’ research focuses on pragmatic academic psychiatry, i.e. that is how to use neuroscience-based measurements to generate individual level predictions that can be useful for clinicians.  Moreover, Dr. Paulus is interested in whether computational approaches can be useful to better develop explanatory basis for psychiatric disorders that can be submitted to rigorous scientific examination.  In particular, Dr. Paulus is interested whether individuals with increased levels of anxiety have difficulty differentiating random fluctuations from probabilistic but useful information.